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Publications List

The publications below include those that utilized our analytical and/or bioinformatics services, as well as reviews. It does not represent a comprehensive list. Only publications dating back to 2017 are included.


  • Sen, A., Goforth, M., Cooper, K. K., & Anakk, S. (2022). Deletion of Constitutive Androstane Receptor Led to Intestinal Alterations and Increased Imidacloprid in Murine Liver. Journal of the Endocrine Society, 6(12), bvac145. 
  • Dong, H. & Cronan, J. E. (2022). The Two Acyl Carrier Proteins of Enterococcus faecalis Have Nonredundant Functions. Journal of Bacteriology, 204(9), e00202-22. 
  • Dong, H., & Cronan, J. E. (2022). Unsaturated fatty acid synthesis in Enterococcus faecalis requires a specific enoyl‐ACP reductase. Molecular Microbiology, 118(5), 541-551. 
  • Pei, Z. F., Zhu, L., Sarksian, R., van der Donk, W. A., Nair, S. K. (2022). Class V Lanthipeptide Cyclase Directs the Biosynthesis of a Stapled Peptide Natural Product. Journal of American Chemical Society, 144(38), 17549-17557. 
  • Sarksian, R., van der Donk, W. A. (2022). Divergent Evolution of Lanthipeptide Stereochemistry. ACS Chemical Biology, 17(9), 2551-2558. 
  •  Sarksian, R., Hegemann, J. D., Simon, M. A., Acedo, J. Z., van der Donk, W. A. (2022). Unexpected Methyllanthionine Stereochemistry in the Morphogenetic Lanthipeptide SapT. Journal of American Chemical Society, 144(14), 6373-6382. 
  • Askow, A. T., Paulussen, K. J. M., McKenna, C. F., Salvador, A. F., Scaroni, S. E., Hamann, J. S., Ulanov, A. V., Li, Z., Paluska, S. A., Beaudry, K. M., De Lisio, M., & Burd, N. A. (2022). Creatine Monohydrate Supplementation, but not Creatyl-L-Leucine, Increased Muscle Creatine Content in Healthy Young Adults: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial. International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism, 32(6). 446-452. 
  • Gal, A., Fries, R., Kadotani, S., Ulanov, A. V., Li, Z., Scott-Moncrieff, J. C., Burchell, R. K., Lopez-Villalobos, N., &  Petreanu, Y. (2022). Canine urinary lactate and cortisol metabolites in hypercortisolism, nonadrenal disease, congestive heart failure, and health. Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation: official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc, 34(4). 622-630. 
  • Zou, Q., Dong, H., Zhu, L., & Cronan, J. E. (2022). The Enterococcus faecalis FabT Transcription Factor Regulates Fatty Acid Biosynthesis in Response to Exogeneous Fatty Acids. Frontiers in Microbiology, 13, 877582. 
  • Gordon, E., Dirikolu, L., Liu, C. C., Ulanov, A. V., Li, Z., Welborn, M., Armstrong, C., Vallotton, D., Keeton, S., Camlic, S., &  Scully, C. M. (2022). Pharmacokinetic profiles of three dose rates of morphine sulfate following single intravenous, intramuscular, and subcutaneous administration in the goat. Journal of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics, 45(1), 107-116. 


  • Curtis-Quick, J. A., Ulanov, A. V., Li, Z., Bieber, J. F., Tucker-Retter, E. K., & Suski, C. D. (2021). Why the Stall? Using metabolomics to define the lack of upstream movement of invasive bigheaded carp in the Illinois River. PloS One, 16(10), e0258150. 
  • Southey, B. R., Bolt, C. R., Rymut, H. E., Keever, M. R., Ulanov, A. V., Li, Z., Rund, L. A., Johnson, R. W., & Rodriguez-Zas, S. L. (2021). Impact of Weaning and Maternal Immune Activation on the Metabolism of Pigs. Frontiers in molecular biosciences, 8, 660764.
  • Paulussen, K. J. M., Alamilla, R. A., Salvador, A. F., McKenna, C. F., Askow, A. T., Fang, H. Y., Li, Z., Ulanov, A. V., Paluska, S. A., Rathmacher, J. A., Jäger, R., Purpura, M., & Burd, N. A. (2021). Dileucine ingestion is more effective than leucine in stimulating muscle protein turnover in young males: a double blind randomized controlled trial. Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985), 131(3), 1111-1122. 
  • Salvador, A. F., McKenna, C. F., Paulussen, K. J. M., Keeble, A.R., Askow, A. T., Fang, H. Y., Li,  Z., Ulanov, A. V., Paluska, S. A., Moore, D. R., & Burd, N. A. (2021). Early resistance training-mediated stimulation of daily muscle protein synthetic responses to higher habitual protein intake in middle-aged adults. The Journal of physiology, 599(18), 4287-4307. 
  • Borgogna, J. C., Shardell, M. D., Grace, S. G., Santori, E. K., Americus, B., Li, Z., Ulanov, A., Forney, L., Nelson, T. M., Brotman, R. M., Ravel, J., Yeoman, C. J. (2021) Biogenic Amines Increase the Odds of Bacterial Vaginosis and Affect the Growth of and Lactic Acid Production by Vaginal Lactobacillus spp. Applied and environmental microbiology, 87(10), e03068-20.  
  • Arnold, W. R., Carnevale, L. N., Xie, Z., Baylon, J. L., Tajkhorshid, E., Hu, H., & Das, A. (2021). Anti-inflammatory dopamine-and serotonin-based endocannabinoid epoxides reciprocally regulate cannabinoid receptors and the TRPV1 channel. Nature communications, 12(1), 926. 
  • Haggerty, D. K., Flaws, J. A., Li, Z., & Strakovsky, R. S. (2021). Phthalate exposures and one-year change in body mass index across the menopausal transition. Environmental research, 194, 110598. 
  • Strom, S. A., Hager, A. G., Concepcion, J. C. T., Seiter, N. J., Davis, A. S., Morris, J. A., Kaundun, S. S., & Riechers, D. E. (2021). Metabolic pathways for S-Metolachlor Detoxification Differ Between Tolerant Corn and Multiple-Resistant Waterhemp. Plant and Cell Physiology, 62(11), 1770-1785. 
  • Thompson, S. V., Bailey, M. A., Taylor, A. M., Kaczmarek, J. L., Mysonhimer, A. R., Edwards, C. G., Reeser. G. E., Burd, N. A., Khan, N. A., & Holscher, H. D. (2021). Avocado Consumption Alters Gastrointestinal Bacteria Abundance and Microbial Metabolite Concentrations among adults with Overweight or Obesity: A Randomized Controlled trial. The Journal of nutrition, 151(4), 753-762. 
  • Yeoman, C. J., Fields, C. J., Lepercq, P., Ruiz, P., Forano, E., White, B. A., & Mosoni, P. (2021). In Vivo Competitions between Fibrobacter succinogenes, Ruminococcus flavefaciens, and Ruminoccus albus in a Gnotobiotic Sheep Model Revealed by Multi-omic Analyses. mBio, 12(2), e03533-20. 


  • Xue, P., Si, T., Mishra, S., Zhang, L., Choe, K., Sweedler, J. V., & Zhao, H. (2020). A mass spectrometry‐based high‐throughput screening method for engineering fatty acid synthases with improved production of medium‐chain fatty acids. Biotechnology and bioengineering, 117(7), 2131-2138. 
  • Borgogna, J. C., Shardell, M. D., Yeoman, C. J., Ghanem, K. G., Kadriu, H., Ulanov, A. V., Gaydos, C. A., Hardick, J., Robinson, C. K., Bavoil, P. M., Ravel, J., Brotman, R. M., & Tuddenham, S. (2020) The association of Chlamydia trachomatis and Mycoplasma genitalium infection with the vaginal metabolome. Scientific reports, 10(1), 3420.
  • Salvador, A.F., Askow, A. T., McKenna, C. F., Fang, H.Y., Burke, S. K., Li, Z., Ulanov, A. V., Paluska, S. A., Petruzzello, S. J., Boppart, M. D., Oliver, J. M., & Burd, N. A. (2020). Resistance Exercise-induced Regulation of Muscle Protein Synthesis to Intraset Rest. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 52(5), 1022-1030. 
  • Barclay, R. D., Beals, J. W., Drnevich, J., Imai, B. S., Yau, P. M., Ulanov, A. V., Tillin, N. A., Villegas-Montes, M., Paluska, S. A., Watt, P. W., De Lisio, M., Burd, N. A., & Mackenzie, R. W. (2020). Ingestion of lean meat elevates muscle inositol hexakisphosphate kinase 1 protein content independent of a distinct post-prandial circulating proteome in young adults with obesity. Metabolism: clinical and experimental, 102, 153996.


  • R. Arnold, W., Zelasko, S., D. Meling, D., Sam, K., & Das, A. (2019). Polymorphisms of CYP2C8 Alter First-Electron Transfer Kinetics and Increase Catalytic Uncoupling. International journal of molecular sciences, 20(18), 4626. 
  • Kondakova, T., Kumar, S, & Cronan, J. E. (2019). A novel synthesis of trans-unsaturated fatty acids by the Gram-positive commensal bacterium Enterococcus faecalis FA2-2. Chemistry and physics of lipids, 222, 23-35. 
  • Kondakova, T., & Cronan, J. E. (2019). Transcriptional regulation of fatty acid cis-trans isomerization in the solvent-tolerant soil bacterium, Pseudomonas putida F1. Environmental microbiology, 21(5), 1659-1676. 
  • Acedo, J. Z., Bothwell, I. R., An, L., Trouth, A., Frazier, C., & van der Donk, W. A. (2019). O-Methyltransferase-Mediated Incorporation of a β-Amino Acid in Lanthipeptides. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141(42), 16790-16801. 
  • Yeoman, C. J., Firemoon, P., Anastario, M.,  Borgogna, J. L., Ravel, J., Humphreys, M., Ulanov, A., Ricker, A., Brotman, R., & Rink, E. (2019). Stress and smoking are major correlates of disparate rates of molecular bacterial vaginosis among American Indian women. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 221(6), 698. 
  • Salvador, A.F., McKenna, C. F., Alamilla, R. A., Cloud, R. M. T., Keeble, A. R., Miltko, A., Scaroni, S. E., Beals, J. W., Ulanov, A. V., Dilger, R. N., Bauer, L. L., Broad, E. M., & Burd, N. A. (2019). Potato ingestion is as effective as carbohydrate gels to support prolonged cycling performance. Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985), 127(6), 1651-1659. 
  • Gomez, A., Sharma, A. K., Mallott, E.K., Petrzelkova, K. J., Jost Robinson, C. A., Yeoman, C. J., Carbonero, F., Pafco, B., Rothman, J. M., Ulanov, A., Vlckova, K., Amato, K. R., Schnorr, S. L., Dominy, N. J., Modry, D., Todd, A., Torralba, M., Nelson, K. E., Burns, M. B.,  ...Leigh, S. R. (2019). Plasticity in the human gut microbiome defies evolutionary constraints. mSphere 4: e00271-19. 
  • Dupre, J.M., Johnson, W.L., Ulanov, A.V., Li, Z., Wilkinson, B.J., & Gustafson, J.E. (2019).  Transcriptional profiling and metabolomic analysis of Staphylococcus aureus grown on autoclaved chicken breast. Food Microbiology, 82, 46-52. 
  • Park C. J., Barakat, R., Ulanov, A., Li, Z., Lin, P. C., Chiu, K., Zhou, S., Perez, P., Lee, J., Flaws, J., & Ko, C. J. (2019). Sanitary pads and diapers contain higher phthalate contents than those in common commercial plastic products. Reproductive toxicology (Elmsford, N.Y.), 84, 114-121. 
  • Huff, H. C., Maroutsos, D., & Das, A. (2019). Lipid composition and macromolecular crowding effects on CYP2J2‐mediated drug metabolism in nanodiscs. Protein Science: a publication of the Protein Society, 28(5), 928-940. 
  • Nelson, N. G., Law, W. X., Weingarten, M. J., Carnevale, L. N., Das, A., & Liang, N. C. (2019). Combined ∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol and moderate alcohol administration: effects on ingestive behaviors in adolescent male rats. Psychopharmacology, 236(2), 671-684. 


  • An, L., Cogan, D. P., Navo, C. D., Jiménez-Osés, G., Nair, S. K., & van der Donk, W. A. (2018). Substrate-assisted enzymatic formation of lysinoalanine in duramycin. Nature chemical biology, 14(10), 928-933. 
  • Arnold, W. R., Weigle, A. T., & Das, A. (2018). Cross-talk of cannabinoid and endocannabinoid metabolism is mediated via human cardiac CYP2J2. Journal of inorganic biochemistry, 184, 88-99. 
  • Vliet, S. V.,  Skinner, S. K., Beals, J. W., Pagni, B. A., Fang, H. Y., Ulanov, A. V., Li, Z., Paluska, S. A., Mazzulla, M., West, D. W. D., Moore, D. R., Wilund, K. R., & Burd, N.A. (2018). Dysregulated Handling of Dietary Protein and Muscle Protein Synthesis After Mixed-Meal Ingestion in Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients. Kidney International Reports, 3(6), 1403-1415. 
  • Beals, J. W., Skinner, S. K., McKenna, C. F., Poozhikunnel, E. G., Farooqi, S. A., van Vliet, S., Martinez, I. G., Ulanov, A. V., Li, Z., Paluska, S. A., & Burd, N. A. (2018). Altered anabolic signaling and reduced stimulation of myofibrillar protein synthesis after feeding and resistance exercise in people with obesity. The Journal of Physiology, 596(21), 5119-5133. 
  • Ding, J., Ulanov, A. V., Dong, M., Yang, T., Nemzer, B. V., Xiong, S., Zhao, S., & Feng, H. (2018). Enhancement of gama-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and other health-related metabolites in germinated red rice (Oryza sativa L.) by ultrasonication. Ultrasonics sonochemistry, 40(Pt A), 791–797. 


  • van Vliet S., Shy, E. L., Abou Sawan, S., Beals, J. W., West, D. W., Skinner, S. K., Ulanov, A. V., Li, Z., Paluska, S. A., Parsons, C. M., Moore, D. R., & Burd, N. A. (2017). Consumption of whole eggs promotes greater stimulation of postexercise muscle protein synthesis than consumption of isonitrogenous amounts of egg whites in young males. The American journal of clinical nutrition, 106(6), 1401-1412.
  • Mazzulla, M., Parel, J. T., Beals, J. W., van Vliet, S., Abou Sawan, S., West, D. W. D., Paluska, S. A., Ulanov, A. V., Moore, D. R., & Burd, N. A. (2017). Endurance Exercise Attenuates Postprandial Whole-Body Leucine Balance in Trained Men. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 49(12): 2585–2592. 
  • Biswas, S., Garcia De Gonzalo, C. V., Repka, L. M., & van der Donk, W. A. (2017). Structure-Activity Relationships of the S-Linked Glycocin Sublancin. ACS chemical biology, 12(12), 2965-2969. 
  • Beals, J. W., Mackenzie, R. W. A., van Vliet, S., Skinner, S. K., Pagni, B. A., Niemiro, G. M., Ulanov, A. V., Li, Z., Dilger, A. C., Paluska, S. A., De Lisio, M., & Burd, N. A. (2017). Protein-Rich Food Ingestion Stimulates Mitochondrial Protein Synthesis in Sedentary Young Adults of Different BMIs. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 102(9), 3415-3424. 
  • Amato, K. R., Ulanov, A., Ju, K. S., & Garber, P. A. (2017). Metabolomic data suggest regulation of black howler monkey (Alouatta pigra) diet composition at the molecular level. American journal of primatology, 79(4), 1-10. 
  • Arnold, W. R., Baylon, J. L., Tajkhorshid, E., & Das, A. (2017). Arachidonic Acid Metabolism by Human Cardiovascular CYP2J2 Is Modulated by Doxorubicin. Biochemistry, 56(51), 6700-6712. 
  • Si, T., Chao, R., Min, Y., Wu, Y., Ren, W., & Zhao, H. (2017). Automated multiplex genome-scale engineering in yeast. Nature communications, 8, 15187.